FH069 Curved Light – Vast And Infinite

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Expansive, psychedelic, fourth world: these all describe the particular creative resonance that is Curved Light. Vast and Infinite is culled from four years of thinking about (and creating the sonic landscape around) such principles, resulting in the stellar sequence of compositions within. These modular synth and guitar creations, un-tethered to any sort of beat save their internal gravity and structure, showcase the degree to which exceptional sound design can become just as expressive, moving, and symphonic as terrestrial composition.

Curved Light is the solo project of Peter Tran: with a record also dropping soon on Austin’s Holodeck Records, he’s sure to blow up fast.

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A1 DZS 4:03
A2 Indecision 4:02
A3 Des Regen 4:04
A4 Liminal 4:12
B1 Hyperreal 5:25
B2 Disillusioned 2:08
B3 Retrofit 3:05
B4 Blissed (Last Moment In The Sun) 4:20

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FH068 Paco Sala – The Silent Season

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The Silent Season is a co-release with Denovali – cribbing their press directly here…

“The Silent Season is the net result of a full tibiofemoral dislocation, a lot of surgery, a lot of really heavy drugs, a seemingly open-ended period of housebound isolation & a subsequent hazy regression to roots and influences. The Silent Season is a fever-dream, embodying the period of physical stasis & marking a shift from the outsider pop structures of previous releases. Here instead the duo employ delirious, morphing synth structures intertwined with semi-lucid samples and haunting vocals. All tracks were recorded in improvised sessions over the course of January 2016, before being shared for finishing touches in Berlin. Tracks are presented inclusive of the players’ errors, recording mistakes & creative decisions made without reference to consequence.”

“fragmented, distorted pop music, and its melted concoction of influences – from 80s no-wave to contemporary R&B – is transformed into an inebriated haze of synthesizer and vocals” – FACT

“While without doubt deeply rooted in drone and forward-thinking experimental, kosmische-informed synth music, what we have before us as a result are some of the most beautiful and honest pop music we’ve come across this year.”
– No Fear Of Pop

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1.Goldie (interlude) 5:26
2.The Imperial Ton 2:28
3.Hoisin 2:27
4.Trooper (Silent Season Edit) 2:44
5.JP-8000 Workout nmbr 1 4:01
6.California 3:12
7.Su-Pont 4:01
8.MS2000R workout nmbr 1 2:53
9.MS2000R workout nmbr 2 7:14
10.MS10 workout 5:31
11.Your House 1:19

FH067 Yves Malone – Death House 4

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RIYL: grimy VHS terror, dead malls at dusk, analog soundtrack horror 

Mr. Malone is back with portents of dark times indeed: some people live sunny lives of vapid clarity and hopeful posi vibes and then there is the rest of us. This album is for the latter person, so say we all. Sometimes sounding like the middle section of Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother Suite, other times like ecstatic devotional hymnals to a faded saint of total destruction, this cassette will certainly crush all hope of a new day into rubble. Death House 4 is the dusty, terribly fraught, and horrified soundtrack to the dark future that is rapidly approaching us. God help us all.

Yves Malone lives in Oakland, CA.

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1 Golden Riders At A Nuclear Dawn
2 Buffalo Cheek Carrier Wave
3 On the Edge
4 Zed1
5 Abysmal Hymnal
6 Euclid Base Level

FH066 Manville Heights

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RIYL: coy liaisons with fine Japanese electronic instruments, tomorrow’s sad-funk

Can machines develop sadness? Regret? Does the keyboard grazing of one’s fingertips over the years accumulate feelings and longings in these electronic tools, both so invisible to us in our waking human lives? Are we responsible for the emotional care and feeding of these electronic servants? What was staring back at you from that illuminated screen you spent so many hours, weeks, and months in front of, a screen you always assumed beheld a one-way conversation? You were correct in one sense but wholly blind to the greater mystery, unaware it was you who was watched. A sad attraction, forever trapped behind glass, a perpetually unrequited love and you never knew.

Manville Heights is Yu & Mi

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1 Whispers
2 Buddy Graavy
3 Air Bear
4 Red Caps
5 Felon the Love
6 Theme Propaganda
7 Sexual Tension Sans VCR
8 B12

FH065 Snakes of Pennsylvania

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RIYL: The Album Leaf, early Sebadoh, cassette 4-tracking during the dead hours of a psychotropic day

Meeting in art school and eventually living in fabled Tarantula House in the high hills of Pittsburgh, the duo cut their teeth during countless sessions of cheap beer, cough syrup-induced drum and six-string sonic seances. With that spirit serving as fodder, this sound became a mode of transport with a dedication to keep the space-time portal open at all times. Field Hymns is proud to introduce the Snakes of Pennsylvania. Please enjoy the ride.

Snakes of Pennsylvania is Thad Kellstadt and Kevin Molloy

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TRACKLISTING

1. Bleeding Ceremony
2. Kolbojnik
3. Catalogue
4. Timetravel Try-outs
5. The Shorning Song
6. Instrumental One
7. The Human
8. Attack of Lyme
9. Taking Out The Fat
10. Mayatol

FH064 Yves Malone – Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

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RIYL: synthsual soundtracks, work daydreams of  grandeur and danger, VHS appetizers

Yves Malone is back with a 28 minute, four song EP for our International Cassette Store Day release of 2016. Dialing down the abject horror of previous programs, he nonetheless manages to find that balance between idle dread and victorious exultation, an idiosyncratic current that binds his catalog together. These tracks, abandoned from a nebulous video game scoring project, have been reworked and refined into something resembling a krautrock jam on the eve of a massive tumultuous downturn…

Yves Malone lives in Oakland, CA.

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1. Buggy Lovin
2. Testy
3. Piping the Dreams Away
4. Extortion of the Heart

 

FH063 Garde Forestier

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RIYL: cassette loops, contemplation of the atrification of logic in seemingly intelligent systems, weed

Garde Forestier is vaguely sinister 80’s hold music a lunatic French guru turned into mediation loops. Or perhaps it’s a Casio workstation gone on the fritz but becoming sentient, all whilst dealing with the breakdown of its physical body and the unfairness of bothering with such a burden at such a momentous time. Maybe Garde Forestier really is a front for a Danish trio of nuns who built up these tracks in the brief moments free from the rigors of monastic life. Perhaps we are witnessing the first stirring of a post-vaporwave work unbound and unmoored from its stable of lockstep clone acolytes. Perhaps.

Garde Forestier is from Tours, FR

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TRACKLISTING

1 Give a hoot, Don’t pollute!
2 Je suis france si souvent
3 Je bois Tu bois trouble
4 Fitou 1
5 Urbain Rurbain
6 Drogue sous autoroute
7 Fitou 2
8 Tempete99 (traumatisme)